It’s good news for young British athletes, as fitness rewards app Bounts has partnered with SportsAid to select two rising stars each month.
The two organisations will work together and reward the young athletes with a £1,000 SportsAid Award. This financial boost will help up-and-coming athletes from more than 60 sports to continue competing at their best. To get people moving and to keep people active is the message behind the new Bounts app, which sets out to reward people for the exercise they choose to do.
Bounts founder John Stuart commented on the partnership: “We’re so proud to be working with SportsAid to help the next three generations of sporting champions achieve their ambitions.”
Stuart notes that the members aren’t interested in chasing gold medals, but would rather focus on the rewards that exercising with Bounts could possibly bring. Members of Bounts do have their chance to play a part in deciding which sport receives the funding each month. Each activity they complete is said to act as a vote for their preferred sport. It’s a double benefit: the member earns points for themselves and gets the satisfaction of knowing young athletes are also benefiting.
SportsAid patron HRH the Duchess of Cambridge is also passionate about helping young athletes to fulfil their potential. As a prominent backer of SportsAid, her personal support helps offer the rising stars a huge boost.
The first sportspeople to benefit from the partnership between Bounts and SportsAid are tennis players Barney Fitzpatrick, 13, from Holmfirth in West Yorkshire and Francesca Jones, 14, from Hindhead in Surrey. Both are ranked in the top 20 in the country for their age.
Aspiring tennis player Fitzpatrick commented, “I need to start entering Tennis Europe events now, which I have not done before due to travel costs, so the funding will help make this possible.” The rewarding partnership is looking out for the sporting stars of tomorrow.
More information about Bounts can be found here: bounts.it